Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Red Velvet Brownies

First there was Red Velvet Cake....everyone in the South knows that.

Then the Red Velvet Cupcake came on the scene.....

But I had never seen the recipe for Red Velvet Brownies before, so here it is!!

Red Velvet Brownies

1 (4oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (1oz.) bottle red liquid food coloring
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.

Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition.  Gently stir in flour and next 4 ingredients.  Pour mixture into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 for 44 to 48 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
Cool completely for about 2 hours.

Lift brownies from pan, using foil sides as handles; gently remove foil.
Spread with "Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below) on top of brownies and cut into 16 squares.

Small Batch Cream Cheese Frosting
(makes about 1 2/3 cups)

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 TABLESPOONS butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating until blended.
Stir in vanilla.


Donna said...

Sounds wonderful! Paula Deen has a Red Velvet Bread Pudding recipe that sounds heavenly. I need something new to cook, I'm so tired of leftovers.

The Garners said...

You know I'd like those! :) I bought a Red Velvet flavored coffee at Fresh Market before Christmas that was good, too.

Renae said...

Thanks for sharing, these look so good. I love red velvet cake, so I'm going to have to try this out for sure.

Mariela said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for posting, Judy!

Melanie Keffer said...

Now isn't this just the thing to take to parties and social events?!? Thanks for sharing!!

Candis Berge said...

Oh, lands! They look fabulous. I think I may just have to try them right away!!

Melissa said...

I love this Southern Living recipe and have made these the last few years at Christmas time-so yummy! I'm glad you had a sweet Christmas with your family.

Frieda's Farmhouse said...

Yummy! I just made some Red Velevet Truffles for a baby shower the other day& they were gone in a blink of an eye! I could stop at two! Red Velvet down here in Georgia is a staple! There's excitement when it arrives & disappointment when it's gone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend~

Leighanne Garrick said...

how are the chocolate curls done on top :D